My family used to be picky. I then developed the choice menu. I would tell them what we were having for dinner and they had a choice. They could eat what I was making, or they could make something for themselves.
If they were going to make something for themselves, they would have to have it prepared and ready (and not be in my way - the main cook) for X o'clock. (I would give them a time we were going to be eating)
They also had to tell me their choice at that time, so I could plan accordingly.
At first, they all (two boys) jumped at eating what they wanted, but after the third time of having to 'prepare it themselves and wait until we were already' to eat started to wear on them.
It was funny to watch them eat a bowl of cereal, while we had a smell good hot dinner. That all of a sudden became interesting to them.
Now... They only ask what time are we eating. My picky eaters now eat EVERYTHING.
One is in college and he laughs at his room mates that say, I don't eat onions, or tomatoes, or what ever.
Check out my Sparkpeople cookbook or my blog for food ideas. recipes.sparkpeople.com/cookbooks.asp?cook
Edited by: GAMECOX at: 4/15/2011 (10:17)